On this weeks show, Fisher shares the latest on the battle for the corpse of King Richard III. It’s York vs. Leicester in the competition for public opinion and legal victory. The Yorkies seem to be a bit behind in the race while the Leicesterians are putting up historic markers concerning Richard III through their city. Why all this hoo-ha? Fisher explains. He also tells you about a remarkable ad in one newspaper.
Fisher also tells the story about a family in Ohio that’s waiting nearly 70 for the remains of their World War II hero to be brought home. Caring volunteer divers in Italy found what is believed to be the sunken amphibious ship in which he died in 1944. The podcast tells you more.
In Victoria, Canada, a park that was once exclusively a cemetery has had to halt work due to the discovery of remains. The first park superintendent back in 1908 lost his job for a jaw dropping decision concerning the property at that time. You won’t believe what he did!
Cindy Lightburn in England is a happy descendant. She has collected the works of her clockmaking ancestors for years. Her people made clocks, watches, and jewelry in her area for some 250 years, ending with her grandparents. Recently an antique store reported to her the discovery of a unique item also made by her people. It’s a remarkable and seemingly one of a kind item made her great great grandfather. The podcast tells you all about it. Fisher also talks about “mooseheads,” a term he uses for certain types of family memorabilia. Hear his explanation.Fisher tells a story about a Maryland man’s remarkable find concerning his Civil War ancestor and the dilemma this Union officer faced.
Special guest Jennifer Utley from Ancestry.com talks about her job as the research coordinator for “Who Do You Think You Are?” She pulls back the curtain on how long it takes to find the stories, her team’s interaction with the star subjects, and other interesting insights. She also talks about something connected to the show that caused her son to see her as a “cool mom”
Listener Robbie from Michigan calls the Find Line to tell us about her success with digitized newspapers after last week’s show and a recent discovery of a Revolutionary soldier ancestor that others had failed to find for years. But there was an unusual reason for it. She explains this unique and exciting story.
Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com talks about the differences between duplicating and copying and why it should matter to you as you preserve your photos, recordings, films, and videos. Tom answers questions at email@example.com.
This episode of Extreme Genes originally aired 9/22/2013 on KNRS